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Indian crowd

'The greatest show on earth' has surprising lessons for us all

Wednesday 19 December 2012

Researchers to unveil findings in the new year.

The Principal, the Lord Mayor, the Dean of St Paul’s, James North – with the new London Alumni Club mace, being carried by graduate Mark Hayhurst , outside St Paul’s.

600th anniversary service of thanksgiving

Wednesday 19 December 2012

St Andrews alumni celebrate 600th Anniversary with service of thanksgiving in St Paul’s.

Mothers at Donna Nook, demonstrating some potential problems with pattern recognition (angle to camera, dry fur, sand on coats). Copyright K. Robinson SMRU.

Computerised "mug-shots" provide a "who's who?" of seals

Friday 14 December 2012

New tool for identifying seals reveals the secrets of individual females.

View of St Salvator's Chapel from Butts Wynd

University of St Andrews receives top gold award from British Computer Society

Wednesday 12 December 2012

The University of St Andrews has won a top award for the green design and performance of a new computer data centre which is helping to reduce the institution’s carbon footprint – and saving £65k a year on its electricity bills.

Aerial view of St Andrews by Dr Stephen Evans

The benefits of poison

Thursday 06 December 2012

How poisonous gases could help heal wounds.

View of St Salvator's Chapel from Butts Wynd

The light fantastic

Monday 03 December 2012

New laser-based methods could create better diagnosis tools in medicine.

Younger Hall

Laureation address - Murray Grigor

Friday 30 November 2012

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

Younger Hall

Laureation address - Candia McWilliam

Friday 30 November 2012

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

Younger Hall

Graduation address - Professor John Hudson

Friday 30 November 2012

Graduation address for Friday 30 November, 3.30pm.

Professor Myles Burnyeat

Laureation address - Professor Myles Burnyeat

Wednesday 28 November 2012

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

L-R  Professor Jim Naismith, of the School of Chemistry with Professor Iain D Campbell who was made honorary Doctor of Science (DSc). Professor Campbell described St Andrews as: “a serene place with a long history and high academic standard - a place where one meets friends and partners for life.” He said he was honoured and humbled by the award.

Laureation address - Professor Iain D Campbell

Friday 30 November 2012

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science

Younger Hall

Graduation address - Professor Chris Hawkesworth

Friday 30 November 2012

Graduation address for Friday 30 November, 12.00 noon.

Younger Hall

Graduation address - Professor Nik Ruskuc

Friday 30 November 2012

Graduation address for Friday 30 November, 9.30am.

James Gregory telescope

Stars come out for University of St Andrews' 600th anniversary

Friday 30 November 2012

Open night at University of St Andrews observatory.

View of St Salvator's Chapel from Butts Wynd

The Rectors' Fund

Thursday 29 November 2012

An innovative new fund to help make internships affordable for University of St Andrews students who might be otherwise be unable to take up these valuable offers of work experience has been set up by St Andrews Rector Alistair Moffat and the Rector’s Assessor, Chloe Hill.

St Andrew launches new museum guide

St Andrew launches new museum guide

Thursday 29 November 2012

Ancient saint in St Andrews to launch modern museum guide.

St Andrews in the twilight

New software to detect overdose risk among drug users

Wednesday 28 November 2012

Scottish experts lead European project.

Younger Hall

Honorary graduates

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Film director to be honoured with St Andrew's Day Graduation.

St Andrews from the West Sands

St Andrews warns of challenge to wider access

Tuesday 27 November 2012

The University of St Andrews has warned that it expects to face a considerable and continuing challenge to widen access, because so few young people from Scotland’s most deprived areas are achieving basic university entry grades.

Denis Alexander

Genes, determinism and God

Monday 26 November 2012

Dr Denis Alexander to deliver 54th Gifford Lecture series.

Varsity match

Oldest varsity match in the world returns this St Andrew's Day

Monday 26 November 2012

Age-old rivalry between St Andrews and Edinburgh Universities showcases vitality of amateur rugby.

PAMBuoy at Forth Road Bridge construction

PAMBuoy acoustic monitoring system helps protect salmon rising at new Forth Road Bridge crossing

Monday 26 November 2012

The new PAMBuoy™ acoustic monitoring system officially launched in September by SMRU Ltd, the spin out from the Sea Mammal Research Unit at University of St Andrews, is being used to protect salmon in the River Forth estuary during the construction of the new Forth Road Bridge.

View of St Salvator's Chapel from Butts Wynd

Enthusiasm for evil

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Decade-long study shows perpetrators are not simply programmed to obey.

Douglas Dunn draft

Visible Ink

Wednesday 21 November 2012

University of St Andrews launches online catalogue of Douglas Dunn’s work.

Seals. Photo credit: Durham University

Seals gamble with their pups’ futures

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Some seal mothers take a flexible approach to parenting.

Foot and Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV) particle

St Andrews leads £5.6m project to find new vaccine for foot and mouth disease

Monday 19 November 2012

Study will examine how virus grows in order to make new vaccines and improve diagnosis.

Pamela Forbes – fourth year Classical Studies at the University of St Andrews 600th Anniversary Appeal Dinner at Middle Temple Hall, London.

Fife students tell Royal couple how scholarships transformed their lives

Monday 12 November 2012

University’s most famous graduates hear how donations make a vital difference.

Duke of Cambridge

600th Anniversary Campaign Dinner

Thursday 08 November 2012

Speech by The Duke of Cambridge at the University of St Andrews 600th Anniversary Appeal Dinner, at Middle Temple Hall, London

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson

600th Anniversary Campaign Dinner

Thursday 08 November 2012

Speech by Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson at the University of St Andrews 600th Anniversary Appeal Dinner at Middle Temple Hall, London.

Pamela Forbes

600th Anniversary Campaign Dinner

Thursday 08 November 2012

Speech by Pamela Forbes – fourth year Classical Studies at the University of St Andrews 600th Anniversary Appeal Dinner at Middle Temple Hall, London.

Kristofer Drummond

600th Anniversary Campaign Dinner

Thursday 08 November 2012

Speech by Kristofer Drummond speech – third year Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, at the University of St Andrews 600th Anniversary Appeal Dinner at Middle Temple Hall, London.

Touch-screen technology to address malnutrition in older adults

Touch-screen technology to address malnutrition in older adults

Thursday 08 November 2012

Computer system aims to help people stay healthy.

Human crest

Students bring University crest to life

Wednesday 07 November 2012

University of St Andrews continues to shape human formation.

Lepeophtheirus salmonis

Large numbers of salmon are killed by parasites, finds new study

Wednesday 07 November 2012

Full impact of sea lice revealed for first time.

Lord Mayor's Show

St Andrews first for Lord Mayor's show

Tuesday 06 November 2012

St Andrews students prepare to perform in pageant.

Unveiling the history of galaxies

Friday 02 November 2012

New data provides maps of the stars in 100 galaxies.

Students save drowning woman in early morning beach drama

Friday 02 November 2012

Raisin Weekend swim becomes rescue
Store Glacier

Ice scientists study the birth of an iceberg

Monday 29 October 2012

Findings to be featured on BBC Two series Operation Iceberg airing this week.

Aerial view of St Andrews by Dr Stephen Evans

Royal patron to attend St Andrews charity dinner

Friday 26 October 2012

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to attend 600th Anniversary Fundraising Event in London.

Crowd

Why crowds are good for you

Thursday 18 October 2012

Participation is important for well-being, according to scientists.

Biomedical Sciences Research Complex (BSRC) Annex (photo credit: BMJ Architects)

University awarded top green honour

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Laboratory building rated the most environmentally friendly in the UK.

Left to right – Rob Warren, Hall Warden, Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, Matthew Harrison, Zieshan Karim, Professor Louise Richardson.

New name for not so New Hall

Tuesday 16 October 2012

Residence renamed after first female graduate.

Vervet monkeys (credit Dr Erica van de Waal)

Monkey see, monkey do

Thursday 11 October 2012

Humans are not the only creatures who learn through imitation, new research has found.

St Andrews from the West Sands

St Andrews scores high at prestigious academic awards

Monday 08 October 2012

Students achieve international accolades.
St Andrews in the twilight

In the pink

Monday 08 October 2012

Why women find men with rosy cheeks attractive.

Cycle relay

Relaying the foundations of the University

Monday 08 October 2012

Call for volunteers to join 600th Anniversary cycle relay.

IT apprentices

Apprentices join the IT crowd at the University of St Andrews

Thursday 04 October 2012

The University of St Andrews has become the first in Scotland to appoint IT apprentices.
Jane Yolen

The 'Hans Christian Anderson of America' in St Andrews

Wednesday 03 October 2012

Award-winning children’s author Jane Yolen to deliver Andrew Lang Lecture.

Sebastian Barry - courtesy of the Irish Times

A long, long way to St Andrews

Wednesday 03 October 2012

Author Sebastian Barry to talk at University.

View of St Salvator's Chapel from Butts Wynd

High five for St Andrews

Monday 01 October 2012

University ranked 5th in UK and top in Scotland again.

The Floodlit Football initiative

University shines a light on weekend sport for youngsters

Friday 28 September 2012

Award-shortlisted Floodlit Football scheme returns for new season at the University of St Andrews.

St Andrews Adventure Group (STAAG)

Five pedal Africa for charity

Friday 28 September 2012

Adventurous students at the University of St Andrews cycle across Africa.

Adult sponge, Amphimedon queenslandica.

There are ghosts in the genome

Thursday 27 September 2012

Evidence of “disappearing” genes sheds new light on evolution.

Kenly

University reveals jobs at stake over Kenly wind plans

Wednesday 26 September 2012

Kenly development would boost local employment.

'John Keats: A New Life' book cover

Ode to Opium

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Keats hid a ‘darker side’, according to St Andrews’ academic.

PAMBuoy in St Andrews Bay

Monitoring marine mammals

Monday 24 September 2012

Novel Scottish technology for renewable energy sector launched in St Andrews.

Swilcan Bridge

The R&A to fund St Andrews International Scholarships

Monday 24 September 2012

£500,000 mind broadening support fund announced.

Callum Lockhart and Alexander Reid

University apprentice on target to make a top finish

Friday 21 September 2012

Digital Printer-Finisher Callum is up for national award.

Professor Paul Hoffman

Indiana Jones and the snowball of doom

Thursday 20 September 2012

Understanding climate change with Professor F Hoffman.

St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul meets St Andrew

Wednesday 19 September 2012

St Andrews’ Alumni host Service of Thanksgiving in St Paul’s.

Lorraine Eccles awarded Provost’s Prize

Woman of valor

Wednesday 19 September 2012

Lorraine Eccles awarded Fife Provost’s Prize

Cricket ball

Sporting ability could be a matter of brain over brawn

Monday 17 September 2012

A new research project aims to discover whether visual processing is key to success.

Whale map

What lies beneath?

Thursday 13 September 2012

Study calls for more global surveys on populations of vulnerable marine mammals.

View of St Salvator's Chapel from Butts Wynd

Sign up to St Andrews – places still available for new evening classes and day schools

Thursday 13 September 2012

Deadline approaches for final registrations on this year’s range of classes.

Crow with tag

Socialising – while the crow flies

Tuesday 11 September 2012

New technology has allowed the social networking of crows to be mapped.

Aerial view of St Andrews by Dr Stephen Evans

St Andrews named among top in world

Tuesday 11 September 2012

The University of St Andrews is one of the top 100 in the world, according to a new international league table published today (Tuesday 11 September 2012).
Martyrs' Church

University to develop new library facility in iconic St Andrews church

Monday 10 September 2012

The historic Martyrs’ Church in North Street, St Andrews is set to become a new special collections and research library, with a facility for consulting some of the University of St Andrews’ most valuable collections.

Computer generated imaged of fibre optics (blue) within a surgical needle tip applied within brain tissue

St Andrews shines new light on vital medical procedures

Thursday 30 August 2012

Fibre-optic breakthrough to revolutionise invasive medical techniques.

Zebrafish embryos at 28h (Photo credit: IA Johnston)

A warm start to life means a good start, according to new research

Friday 17 August 2012

Zebrafish are found to be more adaptable if life begins in warm waters.

Experts call for ‘citizen archaeologists’ to help save Scottish coastlines

Monday 13 August 2012

Leading experts are calling for Indiana Jones-like heroes to help them save heritage sites around Scotland.
Map showing distribution of Olympic medals won

Medal map shows world distribution of Olympic wins

Friday 10 August 2012

Online resource also shows spread of medals by population.

T. brucei

How Scottish scientists could help 'neglected diseases' in poor nations

Tuesday 31 July 2012

New discovery could save millions from suffering.

Leo Anthias

A graduate of the University of St Andrews wins entrepreneur contest

Thursday 26 July 2012

Alumnus praised for his entrepreneurial skills.

The team doing a pier walk / jump

Streets of London: paved with platinum?

Wednesday 25 July 2012

St Andrews student research features in international competition.

The amazing amphioxus

The amazing amphioxus

Wednesday 25 July 2012

Evolutionary leap over 500 million years ago gives new insights into human diseases.

Marvellous Medicine

Marvellous Medicine

Tuesday 24 July 2012

Scientist swaps the laboratory for the stage at this year’s Fringe Festival.

Scientists explore the health benefits of toxic gases

Scientists explore the health benefits of toxic gases

Tuesday 24 July 2012

How poisonous gases could help prevent blood clots.

A child trying out the ‘lie detector’

The "Mouth of Truth" speaks

Monday 23 July 2012

Origins of ancient 'lie detector' solved by art historian.

Joanne Persson

Psychology student is awarded prestigious bursary for memory study

Wednesday 18 July 2012

University of St Andrews research will be presented at major conference.

Laura Konkel

Guide’s promise

Monday 09 July 2012

St Andrews student to raise funds for children’s charities through travel guide.

World Saxophone Congress XVI - St Andrews - 10-15 July 2012

600th anniversary has sax appeal

Monday 09 July 2012

16th World Saxophone Congress comes to St Andrews.

Human impact on North Sea

Time to wave goodbye to the pie

Monday 09 July 2012

Image of human impact on North Sea demonstrates new way of representing data.

Purple sea urchin

Sea urchins could contain the genetic key to curing some diseases

Friday 06 July 2012

Creatures including sea urchins and sponges discovered to have special genetic code.

The fossilised remains of a mammoth uncovered from the Doggerland area

Discovering drowned Doggerland

Tuesday 03 July 2012

Scientists rebuild image of lost land under the sea.

Aerial view of St Andrews by Dr Stephen Evans

Mind the gap

Monday 02 July 2012

Researchers launch new 3 year study into housing inequalities in society.

Castle Sands

New information about the causes of “floppy baby” syndrome discovered

Thursday 28 June 2012

Researchers at the University of St Andrews uncover potential reason for defects.

Nitish Tayal, Nilmani Singh, Lorna Milne, Alyson Tobin, Neyme Veli and Louisa Wallace

First student exchange with India established at St Andrews

Wednesday 27 June 2012

University welcomes two students from India as part of new scheme.

Aria Danesh on graduation day

Top St Andrews students honoured by Principal

Friday 22 June 2012

Pair singled out for praise during Graduation Week.

Dr Simon Singh

Laureation Address - Dr Simon Singh

Friday 22 June 2012

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science

Dame Marjorie Scardino

Laureation Address - Dame Marjorie Scardino

Friday 22 June 2012

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws
Younger Hall

Graduation Address - Stephen Gillespie

Friday 22 June 2012

Graduation Address for Friday 22 June 2012, 2pm.
Virtual reconstruction of St Andrews Cathedral

Time travel virtually possible

Friday 22 June 2012

St Andrews Computer Scientists work with art historians and archaeologists to reconstruct St Andrews Cathedral in a virtual world.

Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas

Laureation Address - Professor Sir John Meurig Thomas

Friday 22 June 2012

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science

Younger Hall

Graduation Address - Dr Susan Whiten

Friday 22 June 2012

Graduation Address for Friday 22 June 2012, 10.30am.
Noam Chomsky

Chomsky lecture - video online

Thursday 21 June 2012

The Great Charter: Its Fate, Our Fate

University of St Andrews crest

Graduation Address June 2012 - Empathy and Hope

Thursday 21 June 2012

Graduation Address for 21 June 2012 - Empathy and Hope, Principal Louise Richardson

Justice Edwin Cameron

Laureation Address - Justice Edwin Cameron

Thursday 21 June 2012

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws

AL Kennedy

Laureation Address - A L Kennedy

Thursday 21 June 2012

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

St Andrews from the West Sands

More enterprise, but still social

Thursday 21 June 2012

Housing experts call for radical shift in affordable housing policy.

First Minister Alex Salmond using the St Andrews laser technology when he officially opened the Medical and Biological Science Building in 2010.

Launch of Scottish-Californian stem cell research

Thursday 21 June 2012

First Minister hails "incredible" potential of joint medical research group.

Jesse Huntley Ausubel

Laureation Address - Mr Jesse Huntley Ausubel

Thursday 21 June 2012

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws

Younger Hall

Laureation Address - Professor Elaine Showalter

Thursday 21 June 2012

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

Younger Hall

Graduation address - Professor Will Fowler

Thursday 21 June 2012

Graduation address for Thursday 21 June, 10.30am.

Younger Hall

Erasing Martians

Thursday 21 June 2012

St Andrews student’s triumph over Asperger’s.

Castle Sands

Remembering to forget

Thursday 21 June 2012

How it is possible to forget emotional memories

Professor Stanley Hoffman’s acceptance speech

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Highlights from the afternoon graduation ceremony, 19 June 2012

Professor Paul Muldoon’s acceptance speech

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Professor Paul Muldoon
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

Laureation Address - Professor Paul Muldoon

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

Younger Hall

Graduation address - Professor Moira Jardine

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Graduation Address for Wednesday 20 June, 2pm.

Laureation Address - Professor Dr Michele Parrinello

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science

Graduation address - Professor Clare Parnell

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Graduation address for Wednesday 20 June, 10.30am.

Professor Stanley Hoffman

Laureation Address - Professor Stanley Hoffmann

Tuesday 19 June 2012

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

Graduation Address - Professor John Anderson

Tuesday 19 June 2012

Graduation Address for Tuesday 19 June, 2pm.

Kathleen Patrick

Citation - Kathleen M Patrick

Tuesday 19 June 2012

University Medal

Professor Noam Chomsky

Laureation Address - Professor Noam Chomsky

Tuesday 19 June 2012

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

Professor Antonia Byatt

Laureation Address - Dame Antonia S Byatt

Tuesday 19 June 2012

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

Younger Hall

Graduation Address - Dr Chris Jones

Tuesday 19 June 2012

Graduation Address for Tuesday 19 June, 10.30am.

University of St Andrews crest

Honorary Degrees to be awarded this week

Monday 18 June 2012

Twelve distinguished individuals to be honoured by St Andrews

Funding for young artists award

Thursday 14 June 2012

Fife Decorative and Fine Arts Society present £855 funding to help MUSA support creativity

University of St Andrews crest

Top in Scotland again

Thursday 14 June 2012

Times table ranks St Andrews 6th in the UK

Mark Beaumont with the Olympic torch

Olympic flame lights up St Andrews

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Iconic torch visits University

Silver Arrow archery competition

Wednesday 13 June 2012

Royal Company of Archers compete in University archery contest

The secrets of science

Tuesday 12 June 2012

University Science Fair aims to enthuse teenagers in the subject.

The basic building blocks of life to be rethought after one discovered to be missing

Tuesday 12 June 2012

Single cell organisms found near volcanoes have different make-up.
Emma Rettie (playing Olga) and Laurie Slavin (playing Lensky). Photo: Ella Ormerod

Students on song

Friday 08 June 2012

Tchaikovsky comes to St Andrews.

Food for Thought

A week to remember

Friday 08 June 2012

Packed programme of 600th anniversary events unveiled for Graduation Week.

Left to right, at the ceremony in Paris, Rob Procter (Manchester), Alex Voss (St Andrews), Paul Lewis (Guardian) and Alistair Dant (Guardian).

Researchers and Guardian win top journalism award

Friday 01 June 2012

Twitter study rewarded for ‘outstanding’ work.

Nathan Kermode - S4 Madras College

Fantastic creatures take over Gateway Gallery

Friday 01 June 2012

Thirty young artists recognised by MUSA Young Artist Award

Thermal image of face

Hot or not?

Wednesday 30 May 2012

The merest interaction with a member of the opposite sex can bring a glow to a woman’s face, according to a new study.

Aerial view of St Andrews by Dr Stephen Evans

How rivalries bring out the good side in tough guys

Monday 28 May 2012

Men who look aggressive and untrustworthy might actually be good guys.

HR Excellence in Research

University of St Andrews receives recognition as one of the best places to work

Wednesday 23 May 2012

European Award recognises efforts made to attract and develop leading academics.

Castle Sands

St Andrews top in Scotland again

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Guardian guide also places University 4th best in UK.

Wee Green Machine

School pupils’ design hits the road in St Andrews

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Primary children win competition to design artwork for university van.

Graphic credit: Clive O'Neill, The Scotsman.

Harry Potter goes to university

Thursday 17 May 2012

Academics from around the world converge on St Andrews for first UK conference on boy wizard.

Wall Street

Sir Sean Connery and Principal Louise Richardson to ring opening bell for the New York Stock Exchange

Wednesday 16 May 2012

Principal trades St Andrews for New York to launch 600th Anniversary film.

Younger Hall

Honorary degrees

Tuesday 15 May 2012

St Andrews announces honorary degree recipients for June graduation ceremonies.

Sean Connery

Sean Connery tells the story of St Andrews

Sunday 13 May 2012

From 007 to 600: Sir Sean Connery narrates 600 years of history.

Aerial view of St Andrews by Dr Stephen Evans

St Andrews professor honoured for outstanding contribution to medical science

Thursday 10 May 2012

Professor Naismith joins UK’s ‘wealth of talent’ in biomedicine.

Sir Menzies Campbell

Chancellor speaks on the importance of Universities

Friday 04 May 2012

Sir Menzies takes part in Universities Week.

University of St Andrews crest

Can’t get more satisfaction

Wednesday 02 May 2012

New international report reveals high life satisfaction in 11-15 year old Scots.

Ralph Steadman’s image of the ‘wheedle-nittle’, drawn in Lear’s honour during the making of the radio essays.

Looking at Lear

Monday 30 April 2012

St Andrews academic creates radio series in honour of The Owl and the Pussycat author.

A stone inscribed with the Scots translation of Greek Poet Simonides' work was presented to the University of St Andrews yesterday (Thursday 27 April) by Historic Scotland.

600th anniversary carved in stone

Friday 27 April 2012

University presented with unique carving.

University of St Andrews Charities Campaign

Kind-hearted St Andrews do their bit for charity

Friday 27 April 2012

More than £90,000 has already been raised by fundraising groups

Dr Leela Hazzah

Lion Guardians win St Andrews Prize

Wednesday 25 April 2012

Innovative conservation project wins prestigious environmental prize.

Professor Ian Boyd

Top government post for St Andrews scientist

Tuesday 24 April 2012

A leading scientist at the University of St Andrews has been appointed to a key UK Government post.

University of St Andrews crest

St Andrews: ‘best in Scotland’

Tuesday 24 April 2012

University rated 6th in the UK in new guide.

Densitometer

Dirty books reveal secret lives of people living in mediaeval times

Monday 23 April 2012

New scientific analysis by St Andrews academic shows mediaeval people were like us.

Guardbridge aerial photograph

University boost for vacant Fife mill site

Friday 20 April 2012

St Andrews unveils plans for energy and knowledge exchange centres at Guardbridge.

Structuring light leads to new forms of light beams that may challenge our thinking in photonics. Bessel beams  do not spread and are ‘diffraction-free’.

New light technology could spot and help cure diseases earlier

Thursday 19 April 2012

Experts at the University of St Andrews win £5.6m for the ground-breaking research.

University of St Andrews crest

St Andrews ‘Composer in Residence’ is UK first

Wednesday 18 April 2012

Mark David Boden appointed University Composer in Residence by student orchestra.

New Hall

Students decide on new name for ‘New Hall’

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Residence to be renamed Agnes Forbes Blackadder Hall.

University of St Andrews crest

St Andrews Chancellor urges government to reconsider charity tax relief plans

Monday 16 April 2012

The Chancellor of the University of St Andrews, Sir Menzies Campbell, has called on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to abandon controversial plans to restrict tax relief on charitable donations.

New Hall

New name for New Hall

Friday 13 April 2012

Shortlist goes to student vote.

Students, staff, community members and representatives from St Andrews Environmental Network gather in the community garden to celebrate the new project.

A joint £347,770 university-community project set to turn St Andrews green

Friday 13 April 2012

Scottish Government grant offered to joint town and gown scheme.

Dr Gustavo San Roman

Latin American literature expert wins prestigious international prize

Friday 13 April 2012

Forgotten Uruguayan thinker remembered in award-winning essay.

Sand dunes

Beach clean up

Friday 13 April 2012

Help clean St Andrews’ beaches for your chance to win a land yachting voucher.

On The Rocks

On The Rocks 2012

Thursday 12 April 2012

Student arts festival kicks off this weekend.

University of St Andrews crest

£1 million gift to establish new scholarships at St Andrews

Monday 09 April 2012

Former student supports 600th Anniversary Campaign.

One of the paintings to be on display in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery. View of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, circa 1760 Francesco Guardi, 1712-1793 Oil on canvas.

Art by 16th century Italian masters subject of a major conference

Thursday 05 April 2012

Painters from Bellini to Bassano included in event at the University of St Andrews.

University of St Andrews crest

Attitudes to Christian identity, gender and social class in the New Testament to be discussed at conference

Tuesday 03 April 2012

Major theology conference at the University of St Andrews will also examine Christianity's relationship to Judaism.

Money

Earning less than your peers can make you happy

Tuesday 03 April 2012

New research discovers having better paid colleagues gives younger workers hope.

University of St Andrews crest

Locked in the attic

Monday 02 April 2012

Career women would be declared mad if they lived in the Victorian age.

Puffin

Fishing should be halved to save protected species find St Andrews researchers

Monday 02 April 2012

Biologists say prey species such as herring too low in wild.

Black gowns introduced for students at St Andrews

Black gowns introduced for students at St Andrews

Monday 02 April 2012

Postgraduates to have equivalent of traditional red undergraduate gown.

Best of Scottish science

Best of Scottish

Monday 02 April 2012

St Andrews research named among the nation's most exciting scientific advances.

1 April

St Andrews exams go back to the future

Sunday 01 April 2012

St Andrews students will be transported over half a millennium back in time this year when the University re-introduces a medieval-style system of exams.

The Floodlit Football initiative

Success is floodlit at the University of St Andrews

Friday 30 March 2012

Students and staff have been helping local youngsters take part in sport.

The St Andrews Prize for the Environment

Shortlist for £100,000 environmental prize

Friday 30 March 2012

St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2012 finalists announced.

University of St Andrews crest

Scottish university to support Syrian reform

Thursday 29 March 2012

The University of St Andrews is to expand the work of its Centre for Syrian Studies (CSS) to foster a better understanding of Syria and carry out independent research which it’s hoped can help drive much-needed reform in the troubled country.

Film

Hollywood’s vice-like grip on film industry set to be toppled by digital revolution

Monday 26 March 2012

New book details the brave, new world of cinema to come.

600 trees for 600 years

University lumbers up for 600th anniversary

Wednesday 21 March 2012

University of St Andrews to plant 600 trees to mark its 600 years.

Alistair Moffat

‘The greatest university in the world’

Tuesday 20 March 2012

New Rector officially installed in historic ceremony.

Sabbatical team

Students break election records

Tuesday 20 March 2012

52% marks highest turnout in UK.

Petra Fuchs prepares the snake plaster-cast for display

Snake vs cyclops

Thursday 15 March 2012

Which would win in a fight? Head down to the new exhibition at the Gateway to make up your mind…

Alistair Moffat

New St Andrews Rector to be installed

Thursday 15 March 2012

Historic ceremony to take place next week (Tuesday 20 March 2012).

Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile 2012 - Sunday 25 March

It's the final countdown!

Wednesday 14 March 2012

University gears up for Sport Relief.

Maia Krall Fry's film Sunder triumphed at the finale of the University of St Andrews' 60 Hour Film Blitz Challenge

And the winners are...

Monday 12 March 2012

Budding student film maker triumphs at Film Blitz awards.

Lord Puttnam. Credit: Caroline Bonarde Ucci. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Chariots of Fire producer returns to St Andrews

Monday 12 March 2012

Lord Puttnam to deliver public lecture on the effects of war and violence.

One of the first degree certificates granted to a female student at St Andrews

Dr No

Thursday 08 March 2012

How refusal to University kick-started access to Higher Education for women.

Bowl of fruit

You look good enough to eat

Wednesday 07 March 2012

How ‘5 a day’ can improve appearance in just 6 weeks.

Humans succeed best through helping each other

The secret of our success

Thursday 01 March 2012

Humans succeed best through helping each other, say researchers.

Earth

Time to act to prevent worsening global environmental deterioration, say experts

Wednesday 29 February 2012

Researchers at St Andrews University call for change in human behaviour.

Lightning; Author: John R. Southern from Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Source: Wikimedia Commons

Lighting in the sky with gemstones

Wednesday 29 February 2012

ERC anniversary features St Andrews astronomy project

Green Week

Going for green

Tuesday 28 February 2012

St Andrews to train staff to be the most environmentally-friendly in the UK.

University of St Andrews crest

University helps safeguard jobs at Fife paper mill

Monday 27 February 2012

A Fife paper mill has been given a new lease of life by the University of St Andrews.

Elephant seal

St Andrews receives Queen's honour

Friday 24 February 2012

A world-leading Scottish research unit has won a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its contribution to the governance and protection of the oceans.

60 Hour Film Blitz

The blitz is back

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Director of Edinburgh Film Festival to Judge 60 Hour Film Challenge.

Students in St Mary's Quad

St Andrews students help school pupils reach for the stars

Monday 20 February 2012

Undergraduates to speak on school scheme which takes place across the region

Mediaeval music group Canty

Mediaeval music weekend

Friday 17 February 2012

600th anniversary celebrations continue with weekend of Mediaeval music and culture.

Professor Paul Wilkinson

University's tribute to terrorism expert

Thursday 16 February 2012

St Andrews celebrates life of Professor Paul Wilkinson.

Artists' illustration of the redevelopment plans

New St Andrews Union a step closer

Thursday 16 February 2012

Up to £12m budget may be available.

Laurence Boswell and students

Love played out at University on Valentine's Day at St Andrews

Wednesday 15 February 2012

One of the UK’s leading stage directors worked with students.

New Hall

Out with the New, in with the new

Wednesday 15 February 2012

St Andrews' hall seeks new name.

University of St Andrews crest

The destruction of Dresden is an icon of war-trauma, concludes new book

Monday 13 February 2012

University of St Andrews academic investigates why bombing remains in public memory.

Tony Prave at work in Namibia

Digging up the past

Wednesday 08 February 2012

Vase-shaped creatures found in Namibian desert may be our earliest ancestors.

Joshua Muggleton

Raising ‘Martians’

Tuesday 07 February 2012

Student with Asperger’s writes book to help parents deal with the condition.
Professor Peter Bruce

Scientist to receive major award for work with batteries

Tuesday 07 February 2012

Research by St Andrews chemist could revolutionise electric cars.

Special software to trawl thousands of historic archives to uncover Empire trade boom

Special software to trawl thousands of historic archives to uncover Empire trade boom

Monday 06 February 2012

University of St Andrews to help document 19th century global trade.

Members of the Expedition Society

Spirit of Scott survives in St Andrews

Thursday 02 February 2012

Captain Scott’s last letter continues to inspire Courage.

Dr Martin Dominik

St Andrews astronomer goes global

Wednesday 01 February 2012

Researcher becomes the first young Scottish voice of science around the world.

Students in St Mary's Quad

St Andrews applications grow by 17%

Monday 30 January 2012

Applications from prospective students to the University of St Andrews have increased by 17%, according to figures released by UCAS today (30 January 2012).

Film

Cinema expert to give talk on the special partnership between Elizabeth Taylor and co-star

Thursday 26 January 2012

University of St Andrews film lecturer to give insight on roles with Montgomery Clift.

Whisky

Whisky a no go

Wednesday 25 January 2012

New Bill will sabotage Scotland’s top export, claims expert.

Chemistry

It's elementary

Tuesday 24 January 2012

Young chemists prepare for regional competition.

Donations can be sent to students taking part in Race2Barcelona - text RACE23 £amount to 70070

Thumbs up for student fundraising effort

Monday 23 January 2012

Intrepid students hitchhike their way to Barcelona for charity.

University of St Andrews crest

All aboard!

Wednesday 18 January 2012

St Andrews launches innovative Earth science outreach project for young scientists.

University of St Andrews crest

Burnside wins TS Eliot Prize

Tuesday 17 January 2012

University of St Andrews Professor wins highest accolade in British poetry

Scientific research at the University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews ranks in top 100 of international scientific league table

Thursday 12 January 2012

Scotland’s oldest university listed as best in UK for international collaboration.

An artist’s illustration of the possible planets ‘out there’. Credit ESO / M Kornmesser.

The truth is out there

Wednesday 11 January 2012

‘Opinion survey’ of planets suggests many more to come